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Gigi Papoulias

BY Gigi Papoulias

| Apr 02, 2020

Life

Coronavirus Diary: Life in Athens in Times of (Another) Crisis, Day 24

Editor’s note: The following has been taken from the blog The Many Faces of (New) Athens by Gigi Papoulias (the original entry is here). Raised in the US in a Greek immigrant family, Gigi now lives in Athens. She first launched her blog in 2012 to chronicle Greece’s financial crisis, and has recently been writing about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on life in the Greek capital. She has…

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Pavlos Zafiropoulos

BY Pavlos Zafiropoulos

| Mar 21, 2020

Life

Cheese Pies and Other Reasons for Hope in the Time of COVID-19

Of the varied mosaic that is Greek food, there is perhaps no creation more beloved than the humble cheese pie (tyropita).

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BY Mariana Mégevand

| Mar 18, 2020

Athens

Quarantine Stories: My first Sunday in Confinement

These days, sitting on the balcony is as close as I can get to going outside.

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BY Alex King

| Mar 16, 2020

Life

To Stay or Go: An Expat’s Tough Decision in the Face of COVID-19

“Should I stay in Athens or return home?”

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Pavlos Zafiropoulos

BY Pavlos Zafiropoulos

| Jan 30, 2019

Life

Zen and the Art of Driving in Greece

When I was first learning to drive, my father gave me one of the most valuable pieces of advice I have ever received: “Always drive as if the guy ahead is about to do the most insane thing imaginable.”

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Aug 10, 2018

Destinations

Homecoming, Greek-Style

The feast day of the church of a Greek village is not just the main event in the year’s social calendar; it’s a time to revive memories, to celebrate family and traditional culture, and to preserve this heritage for generations to come. In Greece, people celebrate their name days – the feast day of the saint for whom they are named. Towns and cities do the same, marking the celebration…

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George Ventouris

BY George Ventouris

| Jun 26, 2018

Life

What It’s Like to Be A Professional Photographer on Santorini.

George Ventouris, a professional photographer and permanent resident of Santorini on why the perfect sunset doesn’t actually exist.

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Jun 01, 2018

Life

Storm in a Coffee Cup: My Tasseomancy Experience in Thessaloniki

  “I see you have two… boys (?)” I smile, “Mmm, no…” “One of each?” My smile widens as I raise my eyebrows. This is my first experience with tasseomancy 

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